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Grand Delusions by Indrajit Hazra

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Grand Delusions Indrajit Hazra s exploration of Kolkata once Calcutta headquarters of the Raj goes far beyond the expected stories about a metropolis that has been mined for its clich s by a long line of writers artists grumblers and tellers of tall tales He takes us to the eccentric paras neighbourhoods and clubs of the north and the south past buildings crumbling silently into spectacular ruins deep inside Park Street s iconic restaurants and watering holes through roads choked by political rallies to rundown cinema halls haunted by lonely men and into the lairs of soothsayers and tantric love gurus .

Part personal essay part documentary part cultural history Grand Delusions is utterly distinctive and full of surprises Both intimate and provocative it shines new light on a great and fascinating city .

As someone whose formative years were spent in Kolkata I read Indrajit Hazra s book with keen interest and delight He conveys his deep knowledge of Kolkata s history and culture with style and wit deftly capturing the city s glories and disenchantments its ironies and its anxieties The personal and the political are beautifully blended I thought I knew Kolkata very well now after reading Hazra I shall visit it afresh with new eyes and greater understanding Ramachandra Guha

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